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Apr
30

I find the FDA unsettling

The ubiquity of BPA is unsettling. Studies have found the chemical in the blood of newborn babies, who absorbed it while still in utero. We consume the stuff every day: It leaches from can linings into our food and drink. It’s on cash-register receipts and smears on the fingertips of anyone who touches one. The stuff is everywhere and has proven hard to replace in products like canned tomatoes. Studies have linked the chemical to cancer and abnormal brain development. But the FDA "was not persuaded by the data and information" presented in NRDC’s petition, David H. Dorsey, the acting associate policy commissioner, wrote in the agency’s response.

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Despite Environmentalist Requests, the FDA Won't Ban BPA – Environment – GOOD
In a response to a petition from the Natural Resources Defense Council, the agency said it has no reason to believe the chemical is harmful to humans.

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2 comments

  1. Sue Travers says:

    unsettling indeed, and they don't seem to have the wellbeing of humans high on the agenda

  2. Peter Tisserand says:

    Same guys who find no therapeutic use for marijuana.

    'nuff said.

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